Costa Rica News – Costa Rica is to host a conference on gay marriage in the region. A law firm and various organizations for equal civil marriage in Latin America are behind the event.
It’s the first such event in the region. 40 experts and activists are going to participate in the meeting.
It’s to take place on November 8, 9 and 10. The hope is to open a legal and constitutional discussion on discrimination based on sexual orientation, one that is long overdue. Same-sex couples face unequal treatment in Costa Rica and the Latin American region.
The approval of a bill to legalize civil unions between homosexual couples in Costa Rica is pending. If passed, it would allow inheritance rights, mutual financing and visits to hospitals.
Public institutions are implementing a series of actions to recognize the rights of this population.
For instance, the CCSS has given access to a widow’s pension to same-sex couples.